John Joyner Smith House

Historic Property
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Street Address:
400 Wilmington St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 0765 0000
Date Surveyed:
September 20 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1815
Alteration Date:
circa 1850
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Porch Width:
facade & both elevations
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Raised 2 story framed dwelling of "T" shape facing Beaufort River to south. Main S. facade with 3 bays incorporates a central doorcase with elaborate Adam style surround (now blocked) flanked right and left by tripartite windows. 2 story tiered porch ex
house apparently reworked in late 1840's or early 1850's when entrance removed from south to west facade. Porch columns appear to be replacements.
Historical Information:
Said to have been built by John Joyner Smith c. 1813. Smith's ownership is confirmed by his heir Elizabeth Barnwell's Direct Tax Claim. Smith's plantation at Old Fort is clearly visible across Beaufort River from house. The 1968 Feiss-Wright survey form
Source of Historical Information:
National Archives, RG 58 Direct Tax Claims. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes.
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